Off the Anjuna beach road, Red Door Hostel is situated in a quiet setting, a minute's walk from the well known Starco junction. Styled on the likes of an European hostel, the architecture however, remains thoroughly Goan.
Past a little red door is an open garden punctuated with garden chairs, tables, swings and hammocks. Accommodation is spread over two building complexes - providing both shared and private accommodation options. The decor across the property is minimal and fun.
A big red door ushers guests into the main hostel. The reception area tends more toward a communal lounge with entertainment facilities - two sections, one with pouffes and the other with a large sofa. The rest of the floor is a fully equipped open kitchen with a dining space; allowing guests to cook of their own accord. Guests here are encouraged to mingle, share knowledge and connect with like-minded travellers. The space itself is designed to foster an intimate, friendly and warm atmosphere. Plus, a fully functional bar graces the floor.
Within five minutes from the hostel is the beach, flea market, restaurants and party zones; public transport services, supermarkets, banks et al. Within the premises, jam sessions and barbeques are in the making.
The brand new Red Door Hostel is spread over two building complexes providing high quality accommodation at affordable prices. A fun-filled atmosphere courtesy diverse guests, it is designed to make for authentic travel experiences.
There are a total of 10 rooms - 2 private (2 single beds), 1 three-bed dorm, 3 four-bed dorms (bunk beds) and 4 six-bed dorms (bunk beds).
Clean and comfortable, the rooms come with most modern amenities; some of which are shared. Guests may opt for air-conditioning or without.
What happens when three well-travelled friends who have been visiting Goa for a few years decide to share their expereinces with others? Enter Red Door Hostel, the brainchild of Tamanna Kalra, Gautam Kammaje and Manish Maurya who have recently created this unqiue space in Anjuna village from scratch.
Launched on December 26, 2013, the ideation process actually goes back to mid 2012 on one of their tours to Europe. Much earlier, Gautam and Manish were room-mates for close to six years at the Arizona State University and have been travelling the Americas and Europe quite extensively. Meanwhile, Tamanna, who also experienced the travel circuits in Europe had plans to move to Goa, post her stint at Vh1.
The trio's personal experiences and knowedge in budget backpacking and independent travel evoked them to embrace such a concept in the hospitality landscape in a truly cosmopolitan state as Goa. With no prior experience in this industry, they have made a hostel available, where diverse populace and their cultures would culminate.